Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 23, 2013 5:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The FHA has opened the doors for buyers who faced foreclosure, short sale and bankruptcy.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who are trying to sell their homes through short sale can now cut to the chase if they get the runaround.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:06 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

New rules are supposed to make short sales easier. Will they?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:21 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Bank of America is offering to pay delinquent homeowners up to $30,000 if they sell their homes through short sale.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

More than four years into the housing crisis, here are new rules to make the short sale process easier and speedier.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:51 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Expect to see a new wave of short sales in 2012 — if all goes as planned. The powers that be are on a mission to make short sales more attractive to lenders and borrowers. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — which guarantee or own more than half of the outstanding mortgages in the United

Friday, January 13, 2012 9:46 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If you plan to unload your home through a short sale, get moving. 2012 may be your last chance to sell a home that is worth less than what you owe without having to face tax consequences. When lenders approve a short sale, the difference between the sale price and what is owed on the